Darkwater Women in Music Festival - Travel & Schedule

All events will be held at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Darkwater Women in Music Festival

March 6 and 7, 2020

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

How to get to UNCP


Nearest airports:
  • Fayetteville Regional Airport (FAY)
  • Florence Regional Airport (FLO)
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)



The University's physical address is 1 University Drive, Pembroke, NC 28372.

From the North & South: from I-95, take exit 17. Turn right (if coming from the North) or left (if coming from the South) onto N.C. Highway 711. Continue straight through the stop light and travel about 10 miles to Pembroke.

From the West & East: take Interstate 74 east to Exit 200. Turn left onto N.C. HW 710 West. Follow N.C. Highway 710 about 5 miles (the road will change to N.C. Highway 711 South). Take a left at the second traffic light. UNCP is on the left.

Where to stay near UNCP


Holiday Inn Express, Pembroke

605 Redmond Road, Pembroke, North Carolina 28372

Southern Inn, Lumberton

3100 W 5th Street, Lumberton, North Carolina 28358

Fairfield Inn, Lumberton

3361 Lackey Street, Lumberton, NC 28360-9044


We are excited to open registration for the 2020 Darkwater Women in Music Festival! You can register for the event here, or by clicking the link below.

We have three tiers of payment that includes entry to all events on March 6 and 7 : 

General Admission is $40.

Unaffiliated Scholar or Performer Admission is $30. This line is for anyone that does not have institutional support, including adjunct or part-time professors, gigging musicians, or scholars or musicians that have graduated but are currently independent.

Student  Admission is $20. This line is for any student, including all undergraduate and graduate students.

UNCP Students can register for only $5.

You will be taken to online payment to complete your registration, and you will be asked to fill out your fee amount.  Please note that the payment site is the UNCP site for online giving. Your payment, however, will go to registration if you simply enter the amount and do not change the drop-down menu.

Register here : https://uncp.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8pGvUyqcHku57wh

Contact for the festival is Sarah Busman at darkwaterwim@gmail.com.


Check back for updated schedule in January 2020.